A serious shortage of diesel is looming in Mazabuka following the shortage that has hit four filling stations.
And some motorists have engaged in panic buying following speculations that the nation would soon plunge into a diesel shortage.
A check by ZANIS at TOTAL, CALTEX and KOBIL filling stations in the district, today, found that only petrol was available. At SGC filling station both diesel and petrol had run out.
Only VUMA service filling station was selling diesel.
Station Manager, Tilex Banda told ZANIS in Mazabuka today, that his station has only 5,000 litres of diesel which are expected to last until tomorrow.
The shortage of diesel is not addressed now could affect agriculture which is the mainstay in the district.